Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Bensalem Township School Board will discuss requests from the historical society and the township country club.
Now that the Neil A. Armstrong Middle School is no longer needed, the Bensalem Township School Board will discuss requests from the historical society and the township country club for some of the middle school's artifacts. At the Wednesday, April 24 meeting, the board will vote to approve the request from the Bensalem Township Country Club for the donation of the weather vane from the top of the middle school's flag pole. If the request is granted, the weather vane "would be displayed at a place of prominence" at the country club. The Historical Society also hopes to be given several artifacts from the middle school. The artifacts would be displayed at the Historial Society's museum located on Knights Road, if the request is granted. …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Teachers and a group of parents attended the school board meeting to ask that Benjamin Rush Elementary could continue to have the same principal next school year.
Benjamin Rush Elementary school has had three principals this year. At Wednesday night's board meeting, teachers asked if the current principal could stay in the position. Dr. William J. Gretzula is the third principal this year at Benjamin Rush, according to third-grade teacher Lilly Rodriguez. She spoke on behalf of some Spanish-speaking parents who wanted the school board to know how much they respect and appreciate Gretzula and hope that he can remain the principal for the 2013-14 school year. "We would like to have one steady principal. Our children deserve to not feel confused," Rodriguez said, reading from one parent's letter. She presented copies of this letter and other letters from parents to the school board members. At the same…
Second graders from Belmont Hills Elementary School sang at Wednesday night's school board meeting.
Second graders from Belmont Hills Elementary School serenaded Bensalem Township School District board members at Wednesday night's meeting. Students sang "Rhythm is Math" and "We Believe in Music."
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
View the agenda before heading to the Bensalem Township School Board meeting.
The Bensalem Township School Board will meet tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 27, for its regularly scheduled meeting. Though not on the agenda, a call out to voice opinions "regarding the corruption costing taxpayers $1.5 Million and the inevitable tax increase to rebuild the high school," has been made in a Bensalem Patch announcement. "The taxpayers need to be heard," Cindy Kamm posted. Kamm is referring to the arrest of the former school district business administrator and 19 others in connection with a massive conspiracy investigation involving thefts from the district. School Board members will continue discussion of unfinished business from Jan. 23 meeting, including the possibility of opening school prior to Labor Day. The board tabled the…